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Jake D (JakeDatc) - BPL Forum Member

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Re: "Good salespeople know this and exploit it. "
They are probably required to keep asking. unfortunately cooperate policies like that are made up from focus group/surveys and theft prevention people. the amount of people who would rather they b...

In Philosophy & Technique » Current conversations with JMT hikers
September 03, 9:22pm

Re: Re: Re: Re
Bob I went with a Squeeze for many reasons ;) I can scoop water of any depth with my dipping cup :) Heath it sounds like it wasn't primed before you hooked it up to a bottle? the vacuum cr...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Looking to shed some pack weight in a hurry
September 03, 6:34pm

Re: Re
The new bags are apparently better. I had one of the old bags fail on me. I went and bought a 1.5L Evernew soft bottle and it is more durable. they also have an inline version that would work if y...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Looking to shed some pack weight in a hurry
September 03, 6:18pm

Re: Re
Check out the Osprey Exos.. it and the Granite Gear V.C Crown are some of the most popular 50-60L packs that still have a frame and are still only 2lb. and warranties. That said, many of the...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Looking to shed some pack weight in a hurry
September 03, 6:06pm

Re: Did see some UL on the JMT
"None of those crews has spare shoes, stools, fishing gear or free-standing tents." why would you 'need' any of that? camp shoes are a nice thing to add for a thru hike but ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Current conversations with JMT hikers
September 03, 5:33pm

Re: Hmmm.
hehe I just watched an interview with a kenyan marathoner who grew up running barefoot and laughed at the idea that barefoot running makes you better.. he said he would take shoes any day (albeit ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Looking to shed some pack weight in a hurry
September 03, 5:10pm

Re: RE: "Current conversations with JMT hikers"
"But money is also a big factor" research and just plain not buying extra crap goes a long ways. http://www.lytw8.com/uploads/Cheap_Ultralight_Gear_List.pdf I think having peopl...

In Philosophy & Technique » Current conversations with JMT hikers
September 02, 11:48pm

Re: Gatorade Makes Me Vomit
I find that lighter drinks work much better while going hard. NUUN is my favorite at the moment for biking. Chocolate milk for afterward.. tour pro's swear by it... for hiking i like c...

In Philosophy & Technique » The science of Gatorade
August 28, 9:47pm

Re: feet
"Yes, Ben, you're correct! Straight up and over. :) " Woo.. Kate gets it :) should come do some of the Terrifying 25 trails this fall.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Unsure about this conversion from boots to trail shoes
August 28, 9:18pm

Re: First Trip Report: Pemi West Loop
hey ya made it. will be interested to hear how your gear choices worked out.

In Post-Trip Reports » First Trip Report: Pemi West Loop
August 28, 1:27pm

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